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The Evolution of the Human Placenta

Author: Project Muse.; Jay Schulkin; Michael L Power
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
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In the process, they reveal the vital importance of this organ-which is composed mostly of fetal cells-for us as individuals and as a species.


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print
Evolution of the Human Placenta
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Project Muse.; Jay Schulkin; Michael L Power
OCLC Number: 940749490
Notes: Book.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction1. The History of Placental Investigations2. The Evolution of Live Birth in Mammals3. Comparative Mammalian Placentation4. The Evolution of the Human Placenta5. Sex and the Placenta6. Genes, Genetic Regulation, and the Placenta7. The Placenta as a Regulatory Organ8. Modern Gestational ChallengesConclusionReferencesIndex


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This reveals the importance of this organ for individuals and the species as a whole, and is recommended for science and health holdings alike. * Midwest Book Review *

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